Springfield Home - Elizabeth StucleyLondon: The Bodley Head, 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a nick to the head of the upper panel, tanning to the spine with the price clipped.
Contains: Black & white drawings;
From the cover: “After her mother died while her father was away at sea, twelve-year-old Carlotta Budd enjoyed living with her gipsy grandmother in a shack on Exmoor. No one told her what she ought or ought not to do, and outside school hours she was allowed to run wild.
But one day old Mrs. Budd fell ill and had to go to hospital, so Carlotta was taken to a children’s home — very much against her will.
The arrival in Springfield Home of the stormy and rebellious gipsy girl caused chaos among the inhabitants, and her escapades in turn bewildered and infuriated Mr. and Mrs. Banter, the elderly and unimaginative couple in charge of the children. Woven in with Carlotta’s adventures are those of Frankie Prust, who was as silent as Carlotta was noisy, and who longed for the peace and quiet of a settled life with a proper family of his own.
The story of how Carlotta and Frankie both found the kind of home they wanted makes this a highly amusing and moving book.”